Anytime I want to take off some extra pounds, I turn to my recipes for shrimp. It is always an easy and tasty meal that satisfies the appetite without tasting like “diet food.” As part of my freezer food inventory, I always keep a large bag of jumbo shrimp. This is the easiest “fast food” you can have on hand.
Recipes for Shrimp
Steamed Shrimp is an easy go-to menu item. Plan on 4-5 jumbo shrimp per person.
- Take the quantity of shrimp you want to prepare and place them in a bowl of water to defrost (this generally takes less than 10 minutes).
- Meanwhile, fill a pot of water large enough to hold the quantity of shrimp you are preparing.
- Add 1 TBSP of Old Bay Seasoning.
- When the water is at a rolling boil, toss shrimp (with shells on) into the pot.
- Cover and steam for 2 minutes on medium heat until the shrimp are pink.
- Drain the shrimp into a colander and top with ice.
- Prepare some cocktail sauce using spicy ketchup and horseradish (to taste).
- Peel and devein the shrimp.
- Serve simply on a plate with cocktail sauce or on some heated rice or a salad.
Baked Shrimp is another easy dinner to prepare.
- ½ pound jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
- 2 tablespoons Panko bread crumbs
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/4 C white wine
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
- 1 lemon cut in half and quartered
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Place shrimp in a baking dish just large enough to hold them in one layer.
- Sprinkle with Panko, salt, and pepper, and then toss to coat the shrimp.
- Drizzle oil over the shrimp.
- Pour wine into the baking dish, and bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove the dish from the oven and turn on the broiler. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
- Place the baking dish under the broiler for 1 minute. Watch carefully.
- Squeeze with lemon segments. Enjoy!
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